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During the first half of the Souths versus Parramatta game on Friday night there were a couple of periods where I noticed the players standing around not doing much. I started scribbling notes on the back of an envelope about breaks in play and how long they lasted.
A couple of weeks ago there was a school of thought that the NRL top eight had pretty much been decided and that those teams currently in the top half of the table were simply fighting it out for position.
State of Origin has highlighted the crisis that the NRL has on its hands at the moments around the officiating of the game. From referees to rule makers there is a genuine problem that the NRL needs to address.
It’s that time of year again, when everyone has their crack at naming their Origin team.
Beau Scott’s signing with the Knights seems to have opened a can of worms regarding the transfer of players between clubs (as invariably happens each season), to the point where the old draft discussion has been dusted off and brought out to see the light of day again.
Steve Noyce said yesterday that he knew Todd Carney had been drinking for the past three weeks. If I were Nick Politis, I’d be asking some serious questions of my CEO as to why he didn’t do anything about it other than impose a meaningless late-season alcohol ban.